The course route carves its way through the heart of a shutdown Flinders Chase National Park. Runners will be inspired by post-bushfire regenerating flora and fauna, undulating roads and trails, an exposed coastal section with views to the powerful Southern Ocean and a zig-zag boardwalk leading to the iconic Remarkable Rocks. The race format encourages a spirit of camaraderie amongst runners as they pass by each other throughout the day.
The Kangaroo Island Oats Running Festival is owned by 1908 Sports Management and trades under the flagship brand Run Kangaroo Island. Our vision is to position Kangaroo Island as one of the leading adventure running destinations in the world. The event is supported by key stakeholders including the South Australian Tourism Commission and the Department of Environment & Water.
In 1802 Captain Matthew Flinders came ashore on the north coast and named Kangaroo Island. Kangaroo island is Australia’s third largest island and a bio-diverse hotspot; organic GMA free produce, artistan skills, rare wildlife, and picturesque beaches. Kangaroo Island is surrounded by marine sanctuaries and one third of the land is designated as national parks, helping to position Kangaroo Island as a 'must see' tourist destination.